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Johns Creek receives $3M grant from Georgia Department of Natural Resources

September 24, 2020

Cauley Creek ParkOn Tuesday, Sept. 8, Johns Creek City Council unanimously voted to accept a $3 million grant for the development of the future Cauley Creek Park through the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program.

“We are extremely grateful to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) and the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program for contributing to our plans to bring Cauley Creek Park to fruition,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “Cauley Creek Park will be one the of City’s newest and largest parks, providing a wide variety of recreational options for our community.”

The 192-acre property is located in the eastern half of the city adjacent to the Rogers Bridge Trail and the proposed Rogers Bridge connection over the Chattahoochee River to Duluth. 

In September 2019, Council refocused efforts to prioritize the build out of the Cauley Creek Park as a top priority. When completing the application, staff focused on the construction of the multi-use trail, river overlook, and wildlife observation areas (each of which was identified for the initial phase of construction). Phase one of Cauley Creek Construction also includes basketball courts, multi-use fields, pavilions and more.

The majority of the Cauley Creek Park project is funded through the Parks Bond, approved by voters in 2016. The City has committed $17M of the Parks Bond funds towards the development and construction of Cauley Creek. The city anticipates a hosting a celebratory groundbreaking event in the fall of 2020.